Isinbayeva sets new World record of 4.83m

Isinbayeva sets new World record of 4.83m
Sunday 15 February 2004

Donetsk, Ukraine - Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva set a new World indoor record of 4.83m in the women’s Pole Vault at today’s Pole Vault Stars - EAA indoor permit - meeting.

The event is organised by the now retired men’s World record holder and six time World champion, Sergey Bubka, who is an IAAF Council member.

The 21 year-old Isinbayeva’s 4.83m clearance smashed the previous record (4.80m) which was established by her compatriot Svetlana Feofanova, the World Indoor and outdoor champion, when winning the former of those titles in Birmingham, England last winter. In that final, Feofanova beat Isinbayeva who on that occasion could only clear 4.60m for silver.

Isinbayeva’s record vault today, which came in her third competition of this winter, also betters the outdoor World record (4.82m) which she set in Gateshead, England, on 13 July last year.

The World senior indoor silver and outdoor bronze medallist, who also took the European Under-23 title in 2003, is now in the exceptional position of holding all three World records for the discipline, as she is still the holder of the junior mark (4.47m, 2001).

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:slight_smile: DONETSK, Ukraine, Feb 15 Reuters - Russia’s YelenaIsinbayeva shattered the women’s indoor pole vault worldrecord at the Sergei Bubka invitational athletics meettoday.
She cleared 4.83 metres, eclipsing the previous bestof 4.80 metres set by her compatriot Svetlana Feofanovaat last year’s world indoor championships in Birmingham,England.
Isinbayeva also bettered her own world outdoor recordof 4.82 metres, which she set at Gateshead, England lastJuly.
This is just great, setting the record in Donetsk infront of the greatest pole vaulter himself,'' said the21-year-old Russian in reference to Ukraine's Bubka. The women's competition was the highlight of the 15thannual pole vault festival, held in Bubka's hometown. After Isinbayeva broke the old mark by clearing 4.81on her first attempt, the 23-year-old Feofanova raisedthe bar by a centimetre in a bid to reclaim the record. However the reigning world indoor and outdoor championfailed all three attempts at 4.82. While Feofanova had to settle for second place with abest jump of 4.72, Isinbayeva was not finished. She setthe bar at 4.83 and cleared it on her first vault. I was spurred on by Feofanova. She really pushed meby raising the bar at 4.82 and made me go for 4.83,’'Isinbayeva said.
Italy’s Guiseppe Gibilisco won the men’s competitionwith a vault of 5.82 metres, well short of Bubka’slong-standing indoor world record of 6.15.